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Feb 2, 2013 9:00am EST
creating words. 1840, much later, but he writes -- i'm sorry, 1820, he writes a letter to john adams, and he says, you know, our duty, our duty as americans is to knee control eyes. so jefferson creating all these words, and some of them are -- he creates the word ottoman. not for the empire, but for the not stool. he creates -- for the foot stool. there's 114 words now in the oxford english dictionary which are credited to jefferson either as the coiner or the introducer, the first one to actually bring them into the, into the mainstream. and the list is really sort of fascinating. um, pedicure is his word. pussy -- i'm sorry, pussy, that's teddy roosevelt. monoaccurate, meaning a person who believes in a single rule. the one that becomes the most egregious to the purists and the language police is the word "belittle." he creates the word belittle. he knows what he's up to. he knows he's creating something that's going to be very disturbing. noah webster himself just loves the word. in fact, one of noah webster's teachers at yale writes noah webster a letter about the word "belittle," an
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Jan 28, 2013 8:30am EST
have provisions for the next couple of days. i'm here with john pod hotter and bill kristol, founder and editor of "the weekly standard," and we're going to get right into it. john podhoretz -- >> podhoretz -- >> john podhoretz, you wrote a book a few years back called "bush country" in which you celebrated the achievements of our 43rd president, and george w. bush was a guy who thought deeply about imuation reform, poverty and trying to craft a middle class agenda for the gop. george w. bush is a figure that many republicans have been running away from. so tell me, do you think republicans were too quick to abandon george w. bush? >> i'm sorry, what? i was tweeting. i'm sorry. [laughter] um, well, yes and no. i think, obviously, politically republicans distanced themselves from george w. bush because it was politic thing to do. numbers don't lie. he became very unpopular. parties tend not to embrace figures and politicians who become unpopular. my view is that a lot of the distress over bush's domestic agenda from which republicans fled beginning really in 2005 had, it was a, it was
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Feb 3, 2013 8:00am EST
] >> john, that was really, really terrific. i'm always glad here and other optimist in washington. you will all have seen the book i hope outside, perhaps you've had a chance to read it already. i encourage you to do so. it's full of great insight. let's have a few questions. whose first? sir. >> i'm bob hirschi. how can we move things further in the direction you talk about people do more for themselves as opposed to the government? >> i wish i had the total and to do that. the reason i talk about philosophy, if you look at what's happened to the united states we philosophically -- that's when you get public policy. policy follows ideas. so i think we have to defend the ideas that made america great. including personal responsibility, and i don't mean we ignore community but you can't into to what someone else produces and what someone else did. that's an important id. long-term the most important thing i think we did is we capture -- the left to go with universities and difficult universities, they took over the elementary education and a because they teach all the teachers. we've go
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Jan 25, 2013 8:00pm EST
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Feb 1, 2013 12:00pm EST
thatghtenmo enlightenment into action causing vose to honor our ideas as a nation. >>> john mccain's 2000 campaign when he ran for president is the most memorable campaign of any that i've ever covered or banaa around. i mean, it was just we will never see it again and the hearing was facing george w. bush who headed the republican party backing him and the republican governors in new hampshire and all the money and john mccain held 114 town meetings. he stayed there until every question was answered. you see the light of all going on people's head when are we going to get the people's rights and he's a we are not going to get the people's vote of right if it isn't funded by insurance companies and next question. refreshing candor to people's responses and then he was totally open to the press. there's a candle in the open as and a sort of welcome mess that no one had seen before and no one certainly have seen since. >>> both houses of congress are back next weekend with the 113th congress now under way we are taking a quick look at a few of the new members from texas. republican senator
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Jan 27, 2013 4:00pm EST
to attend to be, especially when great titans like henry clay and daniel webster and john c. calhoun and others were debating. imagine a much smaller senate chamber crowded with men who hated each other, although two although, a room reeking of cigar smoke, smelling of gas from gas lamps. carpets with spittoons scattered here and there misfitting in one direction or another, and it intends, congested atmosphere with political man and a great gladiatorial arena of america. postcode was there on the compromise? >> guest: henry clay had been in retirement. he was called out of retirement in kentucky to take charge of an attempt to create some kind of a compromise. he was not missed a great compromise their for the compromise of 1820, missouri compromise and most of the 1833 compromise over south carolina's nullification of federal law. henry clay was a grand, remarkable man i never wanted to say no when he was invited to speak to the center political intentions. so he returned to washington and let the debate for seven months, attempting to persuade congressmen for the right an
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Jan 30, 2013 6:00am EST
past year. chief david lee crenshaw. pendleton. sergeant channing b. hicks, greer. sergeant john d. meador ii, columbia. first lieutenant ryan d. rawl, lexington. master corporal sandra sandy rogers, aiken. private first class adam c. ross, lyman. sergeant first class, matthew b. thomas, travelers rest. on behalf of all south carolinians to their families, know that we will never forget. [ applause ] we love and respect our men and women in uniform here in south carolina. a few things make me as proud as the level of patriotism that just radiates off our state and her people. when i make that call to the families who just lost a loved one, i promised them the people of south carolina will wrap their arms around them. may god continue to bless you and your volunteers for their service. [ applause ] we have another very special guest with us tonight, a hard core rock star. brigadier general lori reynolds. the commanding general of one of the greatest military institutions that's ever existed. the marine corps recruit depot parris island. if you don't believe me, tour it yourself. but
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Feb 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
context, the national interest of your country. what john bose. millennium john's account. that was one of the more creative things we have done. it is bigger than that. until we get a president that does that, then is able to implement, by the way in partnership with the congress, doesn't mean the congress has to agree with everything but you can't treat article i of the constitution like it is an appendix, like it is a nuisance. if for no other reason you can't sustain a foreign-policy, you can't sustain a war, the people of america, 70% consistently are gone in iraq. you can prove or disprove that. those are not my numbers. it is over. it is over like it is a matter of how we get out now. you have got to have a policy that the american people understand, make sense for the country and will sustain. that requires partnership. >> thank you very much. appreciate your time. [applause] >> thank you all for coming out tonight. appreciate it. [inaudible conversations] >> tell us what you think about our programming this weekend. you can tweet us at booktv, comment on our facebook call or se
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Jan 30, 2013 8:00pm EST
john and bank of america colleagues. out there and twitter land hash but playbook reckless and if i do it right the questions will pop up right here. i have my first tweet so we will try to do that and the tweets will pop up as week. now i would like to welcome to let it go's star manu raju. [applause] thank you for coming in. appreciated very much. with. with the gang of eight a secret was their detective work involved in covering it? >> yeah in terms of they didn't want to let on how much progress is being made behind the scenes. in washington whenever word starts leaking out of what is happening in the talks inevitably those talks blow up. so as they were negotiating this was happening at the time of the fiscal cliff negotiations much of the media focus was happening on the fiscal cliff, but throughout that period if the staff was meeting, the senators are meeting and they really only had the first meeting after the holidays was last wednesday when they were close to finalizing that agreement. it wasn't until over the weekend that they actually did finalize it and announced it on mo
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Jan 30, 2013 7:30am EST
. live now to the w hotel here in washington where senators chuck schumer and john mccain will discuss some of the big policy issues being debated in congress including bipartisan immigration legislation unveiled this week. it's part of politico's playbook breakfast series moderated by white house correspondent mike allen. of it's just getting underway. >> we have two of the ring leaders here this morning, senator mccain and senator schumer who helped pull off something that in washington people didn't think was possible, which was a bipart sap agreement. so they'll take us inside that, and we're going to look ahead to the coming days. before we chat with the senators, we're going to welcome politico's manu ragu who helped break this story and then after that we'll have senator mccain. before that i'd like to thank bank of america for their partnership for making these conversations possible, including that incredible brunch at the inauguration where people had a great time. some people had too great a time. we had great conversation. the playbook series is a forum that makes it possib
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Feb 2, 2013 11:00am EST
acquainted with meridian in the early 1980s when the president was ambassador hova, and john became a good friend and enlisted me into some projects. little did i realize that a few years from 1982-'83 i would be spending a lot of time here. and so i have some connection with this institution that goes back some time and have always admired the mission, the objective and what it does. i believe that this institution is as relevant and important today as it's ever been and maybe more so. stuart was very generous in his summary and review of my book which being the unabashed, gratuitous politician that i am -- [laughter] i'm not at all bashful about hawking it. but those of you who have written books, and many of you have -- and this is the first book, probably the only book i'll ever write -- i was not aware and still am not of how it all works. but i do know that you do not get rich on books unless you go into paperback rights and a number of other things. so we will not be e retiring soon -- retiring soon -- [laughter] from the book. let me begin where stuart left off, and if you wou
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Feb 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
speechwriter to take john kennedy and as we were walking through those marble corridors of the wonderful statues casting their shadows i think he might've been inspired that while the national archives is the place where history is stored, its the united states senate where our history is made in ways large and small. today history is being made. tomorrow history will be made. a united states senator excellent makes history with the very first moment they come into the united states senate and are sworn in. it's a tradition that a long-standing practice that has -- as a senator is sworn in is given a number and that number goes all the way back to the very first senate. the first distinction of the senators with the first two member -- numbers william clay and mcmorris numbers one and number two. we have had 1945 united states senators in our history. and i have the fortunate distinction of holding a very special number. my number is 1776. and so i have always thought very fondly of the extraordinary historical consequence of that number and what each senator does with that distinction a
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 11:00pm EST
, guys. thank you. [inaudible conversations] >> john mccain's 2000 campaign, when he ran for president is the most memorable campaign of any that i've ever covered. i mean, we'll never see it again here he was facing george w. bush to head doll the republican party backing him and the two republican governors of new hampshire and all the money and john mccain would not have held 114 town meetings. he stayed there until every question is answered. these seem like bulbs going off and people said. as long as my parties on by the insurance companies and democrats are on by trial. next question. it was just candor. you could see it in people's responses. he was totally open to the press. it was candor, openness, welcome ms. that no one had seen before and no one has certainly seen since. the >> last year, epa announced no standards for cars and trucks to come into effect in 2025. a panel of regulators and industry observers talk about how these new standards will be met. a second panel includes executives of chrysler and toyota. this two-hour event was hosted by the national journ
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 4:30pm EST
been looking for him. we would find out from what we got on that target about john doe, we might hit that at midnight, and we'd hit another at three in the morning. and the reason it was important to go fast is because terrorist networks repair themselves very quickly. as soon as if we were terrorists, as soon as mark is captured, pretty soon i'm going to hear about it. and the first thing i do is i move my location, and i change my -- all those things, connections that i have, and you call it cutouts because it moves to repair itself. so you've got to be quicker than they can repair themselves both to hit targets and also quicker than they can promote new people up, develop new leaders. and over time we started seeing the relative age of leaders of al-qaeda in iraq go down and the relative effectiveness go down because of that. so the op tempo became the rocky balboa strategy of pummel it as fast as you can so it can't breathe. and then over time had the decisive effect on it. which we actually did along with a number of other factors. >> one of the things i think that's very intere
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
professor of public policy at harvard university's john f. kennedy school of government for the types of policy intervention and plan design features that can improve savings out comes to it is much concern in both academic and policy circles about whether our current private defined contribution savings system can adequately meet this retirement income needs of individuals. the current system has several shortcomings there are several steps, sensible steps that can be taken to improve outcomes for individuals without substantially increasing the cost worked risks to employers. my early research on automatic enrollment documented how small changes in the plan design can have a large impact on savings out comes to read this research provided the impetus for the corporate pension act of 2006 encourages and lawyers to adopt automatic enrollment as part of their savings plan. there are many other measures that can further strengthened the private defined contribution savings system in the u.s.. and my remarks i will highlight the shortcomings of the current system and suggest potential avenu
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Jan 27, 2013 5:00pm EST
well-being of the united states with this investment consumption. >> john, when we were speaking the folder your talk, he mentioned to me the extent of the fred's involvement in the micromanagement. just give us a couple examples. it was so mind-boggling. >> people do not realize how bad dogfighting case because it is i believe a very conscious effort to take over the financial system in the united states. if you want to control an economy, control the allocation of capital. the way to do this safely is in the background. socialism does not work if everybody could see the government run businesses fail. if you can blame somebody, then it's a great way to do it. credit allocation in the united states, like the federal reserve acyclic controlling. they haven't made any big as yet, but the rolling them out. the so-called consumer compliance is credit allocation. not only can they make banks, keep banks that can make you offer products, kind of like subprime lending. you're going to see subprime consumer lending so the government can force allocation. they can also stop allocation. they
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 12:00pm EST
killing of civil rights for yours. it is people like robert johns, the young high school student who got a walkout on the segregated school because of protesting against the inferior education in 1851. many people we don't even know their names anymore before rosa parks, two other teenagers did the same thing. so this resistant, virtually among young people. >> guest: when we talk about south africa, it was the students in soweto. we all remember nelson mandela, that nelson and all of a sudden he presents no. it is those students who revived, stephen biko another survived a movement in the early 70s family 60s. >> host: is james bevel, talking about children, young people leading the way to contain that got a lot of criticism for him and dr. king. tell that story. >> guest: again come a king was at a crucial point in birmingham. we had this image that king david direction we should march millions of people across the country. that's completely wrong. from a camera, which king didn't initiate, through birmingham, king is a leader in search of a following. that only in birmingham can he init
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Jan 27, 2013 2:00pm EST
know, working with walter -- and he's the one that got me involved in all of this stuff, and john reid later on -- were both, i think, senate senate -- significant world financial leaders. as far as having talked with a lot of people, i think meeting mandela, having dealt with a number of cases, spent an hour in 1980 with fidel castro, he wanted my advice on how to restructure the cuban debt, and he said i can speak to you about that because we nationalized you in cuba, one of the first times we nationalized foreign banks, and then you offset on our reserves. so, you know, we're kind of even here. and this was in nicaragua with orr ortega who was running the sandinista government who's now back again putting this together. certainly fascinating there. i mean, i could run through so many people. i had to, one of the sessions with mandela i was asked to tell mr. mugabe who was then president of zimbabwe and is still president of zimbabwe that he'd used all his time up. and he wasn't very happy with that. and because of that, i was able to do that, our secretary of commerce, ron brown, as
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2013 7:00am EST
with walter, he's the one who got me involved in all of this, and john reed later on. were both i think significant world financial leaders. as far as having talked with a lot of people like, i think meeting mondello, having dealt with a number of cases, spent an hour in 1980 with fidel castro. he wanted my advice on how to restructure the cuban debt. and he said i can speak to you about that because we nationalize you in cuba, one of the first time who did was nationalist the foreign banks, and then you offset our reserves. so we're kind of evening. this was in nicaragua. certainly fascinating. i mean, i could run through so many people. one of the sessions with mondello, i was asked to tell mr. mole gabi, who was then president of zimbabwe and as the president of zimbabwe that he used all his time. he wasn't very happy with that. because of that i was able to do that our secretary of commerce ron brown asked me if i would cheer at the 50th anniversary in admissions the africa lunch that the us was getting at that time, which it did because he said look, if you can do that, then you ca
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 10:00am EST
real treat this morning. as john mentioned, i'm a special forces officer by profession, and so this area is near and dear to my heart because this is kind of what we do, or did. they don't let me do it anymore. [laughter] i mentioned to max when he came in a little historical artifact in that when i was a cadet at west point, i bought a book that had just been published. it was a two-volume set. it was called war in the shadows, the guerrilla in history by robert asprague. that book from 1975 til now really has been the sort of benchmark for this kind of historical review of this subject area. that's a long time for a book to keep that sort of position. well, with apologies to mr. as sprey, i think his book is being replaced now, and max has done that with this book which is on sale outside, "invisible armies," he, i think, has set the new benchmark for this subject area. his book is very, very comprehensive, but -- and it's somewhat chronological but not entirely. and it's somewhat regional, but not entirely, and it's somewhat not functional is the right word but topical, but not i
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Feb 3, 2013 6:30am EST
they didn't think it was fair. and karl sanders and one of the conversations you can hear, and john connally, called lyndon johnson and told them if you would even let those two symbolic, the whole south will walk out of this convention because you will be turning the democratic party over to the negro, and letting martin luther king decide who can be a democrat. and johnson almost has a breakdown on the phone there, and basically went to bed for several days and said i'm going to quit. i can't handle this. i'm trying to turn the democratic party slowly toward a party that will represent its people. and he told karl sanders, he said, you and i cannot survive in our modern life, virtual exact quote. you and i cannot survive in the modern political life eating these folks for breakfast to win elections. we've got to let them vote. we've got to let them eat. we've got to let him shave, and these folks don't do it. and he thought he was going to quit. he said if i'm no good in the south, what good am i? i passed this bill and it looks like i can't do anything. so what i'm saying is that
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Jan 26, 2013 5:00pm EST
honorable way to begin. it's so i got my start. he gets his first john upton at the daily "herald", an afternoon newspaper down and bollocks to gulfport purely serendipitously where i got my start. he portrays himself quite openly and but as a very gullible reporters. i certainly hope that when you bought the book and have had a chance to look at the you will be as entertaining as we were by some of his early stories of falling for ruses and having great faith that everyone was telling him the truth, as you find out later they weren't always telling the truth. of course, he then begins to develop a reputation that is very tough, hard-nosed investigative reporter which could soon be applicable * and sense and fleeing to the atlanta constitution where he continued to get be about. he did some just break through investigative reporter that we will hear about tonight. beyond that he was just terrific, shoot. he was just a great reporter. it's easy to overemphasize just that it was investigated. his career was also above standing for the first amendment he worked with a number of organizati
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Feb 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
his assassination by john wilkes booth and one of the things that makes the statute unique is that it was almost entirely paid for by freed slaves. after the president's death, a freed slave named charlotte scott approached her employer in ohio with the idea that african-americans on the statute could memorialize lincoln and washington, d.c.. to back her idea, scott donated the first $5 she had earned as a free woman to the statue fund. following space's lead, many black military veterans and organizations and african-american communities started sending money to the memorial fund until finally it had enough money to support the bronze statue with a granite base. one report suggests the african-american community provided more than $16,000 of the $17,000 price tag up the statue. once the money had been raised the managers of the memorial fund called the western sanitary commission commissioned thomas bell, an american living in italy to create something worthy of lincoln and the people that had donated their hard-earned money. he crafted a statue depicting him with of the emancipat
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Jan 25, 2013 11:00pm EST
president's speech. followed the be luncheon at the capitol. the president began the day at st. john's episcopal church in washington. here's the president's motorcade that morning and the first family's arrival at the church. >> the 1930s with sylvia porter and it's really a spinoff out of the self-help movements of the 1930s. the 1930s are known from everything from the hard neck time -- economic times, you see everything from alcoholic anonymouses develop to thinking they can get rich to various social activist movements. fast -- fascism and communism, and sylvia porter's goal is to educate people so that the depression will never happen again but it's very much in a way of its time. an idea that we can teach people certain skills, and if they learn these skills we'll all be company. >> the dark side of the personal finances industry. saturday night at 10:00 on c-span2. and look for more booktv online. like us on face book. >> you're watching c-span2, will politics politics and public affairs. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible c
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Feb 3, 2013 12:30am EST
course sent an expedition under john c. fremont to explore the west they needed a guide and fremont realize that these mountain men knew the west better than anyone so he hired kit carson as a guide. carson acquitted himself himself very well on these expeditions. had he saved many people's lives and kept the expedition on track and so he became in fremont's report which became a best-selling book, carson becomes kind of the hero in the stories. but no one could seem to find this guy because he was living in mexico and was never coming back each so he was kind of this mythic character that people wanted to know a little bit more about. and so, when the "blood and thunder" looks became more popular kit carson was often the central character in the stories. these authors back east to read these terrible stories -- i would dare you to read them actually. they are not good in terms of literature but these authors never really made any attempt to understand who the real kit carson was. they didn't give his consent to use his name. kit carson did not make any money off of these books. he
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Jan 29, 2013 6:00am EST
served as an enlisted infantryman in the 82nd airborne division before attending john carroll university in cleveland, ohio. he was commissioned in the infantry as a distinguished military graduate, and his military services include assignments in kentucky, ohio, california and germany, just to name a few. he has also served in saudi arabia, qatar, macedonia and iraq. he's held a vawrty of positions including area comoonder, battalion executive officer, adviser to saudi arabia national guard brigade and the multi-national by gad in iraq. -- brigade in iraq. his military education includes advanced course, naval college stance, graduating with distinction and a u.s. air force air war college. i want to say a few notes about the program today. general ham is going to speak, and then we will have a question and answer session. i ask that we all be mindful of the time and keep your questions brief. please be mindful that this is a lecture, and we are going to encourage faculty and student participation. i will recognize our students first before moving to faculty and other guests.
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Jan 31, 2013 9:00am EST
consumers today. >> we have time for one more question. >> john with washington auto show. a couple years ago at our show, mike jackson -- thank you. mike jackson, the ceo of automation declared what he called a moment of truth. i think we've all been talking about both in the first panel and the second panel today. and a moment of truth is as he describes it is, when the consumer comes into the showroom floor and don chalmers when his analogy earlier mentioned this, the greenest of the green person who wants to be a patriot, wants to get us off of the petroleum standard looks at the combustion engine, look at the alternative it in vehicle, and when they see the price difference, for just being green, remembers that he's a capitalist and goes for the cheaper vehicle. do any of you, as manufacturers, i recognize you're not economists, have any sort of percentage of fleet penetration where all of the alternative energy products kind of have a watershed moment where your costs are able to b be afraid sh as they come more in line with combustion engines, and that's the point at which al
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Feb 1, 2013 9:00am EST
look, for example, at a federal job training programs which were put in place by john f. kennedy half a century ago. these programs have never work. every decade or so the gao comes along and find essentially that they don't work. and again these sorts of problems go back many, many decades. if you look at some of the oldest subsidy programs that are pumped up by the bureau of indian affairs. aside from the reservations where they have gaming, reservations continue to be just about the poorest places in america. these many, many decades of subsidy simply hasn't worked to lift indians out of poverty. so for all these reasons, major cuts in spending make sense whether or not we have a federal deficit. even if we have had a zero deficit. many program cuts and terminations would increase gdp and would expand individual freedom. and so the political upshot of this, and i will close on this, the clinical upshur, the fiscal conservatives always say they want to cut spending but not all of focus in recent years by fiscal conservatives in congress has been trying to impose over all restra
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Feb 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
twitter.com/booktv. now on booktv, john allison argues that government incentives and regulation caused the 2008 claps and says that to improve the economy, we need to opt pure free-market policies. it is about 50 minutes. [applause] >> thank you. it is a pleasure to be here. i would like to congratulate heritage on the success that they have had. we did it. this is a pattern we have going forward and the purpose is to talk about my book, which is "the financial crisis and the free market cure." people ask me my i wrote the book. the basic answer is i thought it would be interesting to have somebody who knew what he was talking about write about thinking. because if you look to the academics to some degree, they don't know what they are talking about. [laughter] i think it's very important to undo a myth. these myths become destructive. the method they created is that it was caused by the deregulation on wall street. welcome to the simple fact is that this was not deregulated. we have the privacy act and we were mis-regulated, not deregulated. i have been working with wall street for 40 yea
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Jan 26, 2013 2:00pm EST
have to do that. how do you do that? first, you interviewed the people who are still alive. john connolly himself was very helpful to me. he had a great ranch in south texas with a stable of quarter horses, used to come to the guest house where i would stay very early in the morning, 5:30 or 6:00 and we would go and sit on the top railing of the fence watching the mexicans exercise the quarter horses and he would tell me about -- he answered almost every question that i asked about anything in johnson's career but took me through the assassination in great detail. among the things he said was everybody thought when they heard the shots that with the motorcycle backfire or that it was a balloon going off for a firecracker but he said i was a hunter. i knew the instant i heard that it was the crack of a hunting rifle. i talked to everyone who was with lyndon johnson in the hospital, still alive, who was in hospital with lyndon johnson, congressman jack brooks, lyndon johnson's secretary, kennedy, secretary, i have learned there always seems to the other sources that have been overl
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Jan 26, 2013 6:00pm EST
name down here, and it is john weisman. who is he? >> guest: he is the co-author of the book, and actually, he is the man responsible to a great extent for the book, because he was the one who convinced me to write my autobiography. c-span: why did he care? >> guest: well, he saw me testify in congress, and at the beginning he told me that he thought it was a great novel, and then he went back and he thought that it was a very good story to tell, and he finally got through, by a common friend that we had, to be able to convince me -- it took him about six months to convince me to write the book. i think one of the factors that contributed most to that was what i had to go through, and my family had to go through, with senator kerry's committee, and i thought it was a good idea then to write the book and set the record straight on that account. c-span: when was the first time you ever told anybody that you worked for the cia, outside of your family, in other words, publically? >> guest: well, after i retired, i retired openly, so when i retired, i could tell people that i worked fo
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Feb 2, 2013 9:00pm EST
would find out from what we got on the target about john d.o.e., we might hit that at midnight and another at 3:00 in the morning. the reason it was important to go fast is because the networks will reper themselves quickly. as soon as if we were terrorists, as soon as mark is captured, pretty soon i'm going it hear about it. and the first thing i do is move my location and change my all of those things, connections that i have, you call it cutouts because it moves to repair i.t. you have to be quicker than they can repair themselves and quicker than to develop new leaders. over time we started to see the relative age of lards go down. and the relative effectivenesses go down because of that. it became the rocky strategy of pummeling as fast as you can so it can't breathe. and over time had the decisive effect on it. which we actually did along with a number of other factors. one other thing thing is very interesting to me about that change, and increasing l tempo is the role that technology played. i mean, obviously we have seen the development of syndromes, we have seen the appli
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Jan 26, 2013 8:00am EST
story in some respects because it's thanks to bp and john brown, the longtime sew -- ceo of bp, that i actually got into this business. and so at the beginning of the 1990s i was with john brown flying into russia as he sent the first teams of bp people to look over various possibilities. and we went to places like west siberia where a new democratic government had taken over in the wake of a coup or near coup. of course, we remember the late period of bp and of john brown which was less happy, but in those days he was really the embodiment of the entrepreneur and true. and his vision was that russia was the place to be, but it happened in a way that he never imagined. it happened because through a combination of flukes and circumstances he was able to gain for bp access to one of the prime developed areas, one of what they call in the oil business brown field areas of russia. and in particular the one field that had been the prime field in soviet days called -- [speaking in native tongue] he was able to get an opportunity to gain control of that field in that area and then applied wes
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Jan 26, 2013 11:00am EST
us. .. it is about an hour. [applause] >> thank you, john. good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. there were two bills at national review and in the conservative movement. two bills. bill buckley, a brilliant shooting star who lit up the sky and william rusher, and never wavering north star by which conservatives learned to chart their political course. many have written about william f. buckley jr. that irresistible renaissance man, but no one until david frisk has given us an in-depth portrait of the other bill, william rusher. who among his other solutes for contributions played a pivotal role in the life of the national draft goldwater committee. that was critical because if there had been no draft goldwater committee there would have been no presidential candidate barry goldwater in 1964 and if there had been no candidate goldwater in 1964, there would have been no president-elect ronald reagan in 1980. it was goldwater who approved reagan's famous a time for choosing television address which made reagan political star overnight and led to his running for governor of califor
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Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm EST
. the hearing is adjourned. [inaudible conversations] >> john mccain's 2000 campaign when he ran for president as the most memorable campaign of any that i have ever covered or been around. i mean it was just -- we will never see it again and here he was facing george w. bush to head off of face cards of the republican party backing him in the three republican governors of new hampshire and all the money and john mccain went out and held 114 town meetings. he stayed there until every question was answered. you would see the lightbulbs going off on people's heads. when will we get the patients bill of rights and john mccain would say we will never get a patients bill of rights as long as my party is on by the insurance company and the democrats are on by the trial lawyers. and it was just this refreshing candor and you could see it in people's responses. he. he was totally open to the press there was a candor and an openness and a welcome this that no one had seen before and no si. now secretary of state hillary clinton on the u.s. role in the world. she was at the council on foreign
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Jan 29, 2013 9:00am EST
nomination of john kerry to be secretary of state. here's a look at some of the new members of the senate. republican deposition of nebraska who won an open seat against bob kerrey. in new mexico, representative re martin heinrich was elected to replace retiring senator jeff bingaman. over in north dakota former state tax commissioner and state attorney general heidi heitkamp was elected in november. and in maine, former governor angus king, was elected to the u.s. senate as an independent. he replaces republican olympia snowe who retired. >> on thursday, president obama's pic to be defense secretary chuck hagel will testify at a senate confirmation hearing. we will have live coverage from the senate armed services committee at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span and c-span radio. >> the 2005 real id act establishes standards for drivers licenses and other documents based on recommendations from the 9/11 commission. 13 states are fully compliant with a lot today. next, a conversation on state id standards posted by the heritage foundation. this is 50 minutes. >> good morning, welcome to the herit
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Jan 30, 2013 9:00am EST
relations committee senator john kerry will be delivered his farewell address. yesterday he was confirmed in full sent to be secretary of state. that vote was 94-3. he could be sworn in as early as friday which was within the secretary hillary clinton's last day on the job. yesterday on the senate floor, a five person group of lawmakers including florida's marco rubio, senators hatch and global part -- the bill called the immigration innovation would increase the number of science engineering technology and math degrees. we will show you some of that debate into the senate gallows and at 9:30 a.m. >> senator from utah. >> i rise today to introduce the immigration innovation or i squared act of 2014. i'm pleased to be joined here by my colleagues, senator amy klobuchar, senator marco rubio, and senator chris coons, without whom this bill would not have materialized. all four of us have worked very closely together and each one deserves total credit for this bill. together, we have crafted one of the first bipartisan immigration bills this congress. one that is designed to address
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Jan 27, 2013 7:00am EST
, franklin roosevelt, probably the worst dog in history, john kennedy, followed closely by lyndon johnson, there's ample opportunity. i may have to stretch the to e three or four. [laughter] perhaps the series will send my kids to college. so thanks for that. yes. >> during your historical research, have you discovered similar stories about the private lives of justices of the supreme court, or are they just above reproach? >> yeah, okay. the question about the private lives of justices of the supreme court and other politicians. like i said, the more things change. what you find is throughout history the drama, the plot stays the same in this great production of history, the actors change. early presidents were struggling with issues of privacy. for example, john quip si adams' wife, she was a very private woman, and they had a poor marriage. they fought a lot. and she kind of blamed her husband for some problems the children had. one of the kids may have committed suicide or may have been drunk and fallen off a boat and drowned, we're not sure. so she blamed him and was angry about that
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Jan 27, 2013 8:00am EST
a professor at dartmouth college. that was when my first teaching job a few years ago. i was a john wesley young research professor in the math department. >> great contributed to math and computer science. >> a great place to start your academic career. anyway, my thesis was written in probability. i didn't statistics also. i just wanted to make a few comments before coming to my question. you spent a lot of time in the book about -- i was teaching a business stat course which a colleague of mine described cynically as follows, i asked him what's the difference between business stat and sophisticated business stat course is one in which every observation and your data set has a dollar sign in front of it. anyway, i spent time -- you can't prove simple limit theorem in a basic course. beautiful mathematics but you are just way over the heads of students. but anyway, you can get an intuitive description of what the theorem says. it was my reward after doing that, student evaluations at the end of the semester. professor, you talk too much. you explain to much. cut out the smalltalk,
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Jan 26, 2013 10:00am EST
i reached out to coca-cola. they have a twitter account that is doc pemberton. it's, dr. john pemberton is the pharmacist who invented coca-cola. so now they have the twitter page for him. he speaks in old-timey language and talks about riding on horses. so i sent him a drawing that i had dope when i was a child. -- done when i was a child. when i was 8 years old, i was still into coca-cola. i sent him a picture, and he said, oh, that's great. i wonder what you can do now? so i sent him another picture of a pemberton wipe coca-cola bottle. there was actually alcohol in it. alcohol was prohibited before cocaine was in georgia at the time, so they had to take the alcohol out. that's when they added the caffeine to give you an extra kick, and the that was the west african cola nut. hence, the coca and the cola. so i sent him that picture, and he's like, oh, that's great too. i love it. don't show the polar bears, they might go after you. basically, i was trying to reel him in because, actually, i have another question about the single convention on narcotic drugs -- [laughter] an
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Jan 27, 2013 10:00pm EST
on our web site such as jane goodall goodall, bill moyers, and supreme court justice john paul stevens. go to the web site at progressive forum houston .org. we're glad to give away free books just a year negative sure your ticket stub. supreme or rules to not allow us to discuss court cases of the past, present, or future but we will delved deep into her fascinating story. justice sotomayor will sign books and greet fans in the grand foyer. i cried when i read "my beloved world" and i also left. it is a good book. i believe it will be more than a best seller but because of a passive american success story required reading in his closing colleges i am amazed at the evils we have been getting from houston students filled with exclamation point saw. urine people connect with sonia sotomayor. in her book i was especially impressed of her and her brother as kids doing their homework with their mother who was also doing her's steading to becoming a registered nurse. two generations encouraging each other. to me, justice sotomayor success story should replace should replace the ratio
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Jan 31, 2013 6:00am EST
of johns hopkins. my question has to do with prt teams and their interaction with troops, with engagement teams. to address the martian problem, you want to put a civilian with a group of men and women like that to maybe soften them up, and i know there were attempts specifically in afghanistan to do just that. have there been any highly successful programs of that nature aside from the efforts that some very brave prt team members did that are being discussed for future engagements should the u.s. population have the appetite to go into another country and try to connect with a community like that again? >> yeah, great question. there is, there is a tendency right now to want to wipe the whiteboard clean. there is a certain move afoot that says counterip sur general si doesn't work and, therefore, we will wipe the whiteboard, and we will turn to something else. a little bit like couldn't reach the grapes, so they must have been sour. and my view is that's not the way we ought to go. my view is because it's hard in afghanistan doesn't mean counterinsurgency doesn't work. it's a
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Feb 3, 2013 9:00am EST
agassi above is my favorite was john martin is. so that's where my inspiration comes from. i started doodling i don't care yours, but because they grew up on the reservation and not in mainstream, my cartoons were native looking. thus through some of my characters have big noses and some of the tribes up north, like the natives that they tend to have big noses. people think that's why trot the big noses, but it's because dahmer drew with large doses, so i followed him to do and not. but my inspiration -- and inspired by the people i grew up with, friends, family, members of my tribe. she's basically watching people and some of the things they do a surprising if you pay attention to what people do and what people say. there's a lot of humor you can find them not. this one says hey guys appear. they're talking to the quote premature delivery people and they have to go throughout the assistance of ladders to get the couch at their. they like this because they know it has these buildings where you go way up to the top. so this is one of my favorite. i started keeping my cartoons basicall
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Jan 26, 2013 7:00am EST
coming in late. i had the best possible excuse. i was introducing my senior senator, senator john kerry to the senate foreign relations committee. i believe that will not be a recurring event. >> if that is your way of saying soon you will be the senior senator from massachusetts -- laughter] >> >> i have a similar interest in the question about research, evidence based medicine, accountability, funding for research. what i would like to do is start with dr. insel and ask you to do two things for us. the first is a paint this picture of what we can do with research in the mental-health field. what can we learn that we don't know and talk a little bit about the funding levels are doing to research. >> i don't usually get an opportunity to talk about this and promise i will do it quickly. you are asking the question at a critical moment in time. in the case of where we were in some ways for studying cancer 20 or 30 years ago we are on the cusp of a revolution, we had this extraordinary tool here and for the first time we can approach problems of the mind through studying the brain a
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Feb 2, 2013 10:00pm EST
this wonderful suburb of washington which john kerry carried 80/20 or something like that. can we had pet spas and gas drove spas. we had her children and move to the excerpts which george bush carried 80/20. there is a big roadside that says watch children entire community because their kids running around everywhere. people as bill bishop noted moved into these little communities. >> host: does that have to be that way? >> guest: i don't know on that's an excellent question. we kind of wish it wasn't that way. i. i think most people wish it wasn't that way but this is part of what has happened i think with increasing mobilization in america. if you go back a generation, or two generations i suppose you would be in a town a suburban town in pennsylvania or new york state and on any given street you have people from every single age group living there. you would have the old people who have been in the neighborhood since they were born in people who are older in people in the middle childbearing years who are just starting out and people didn't just pick up and move. people basica
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Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm EST
the nomination of massachusetts senator john kerry to be the next secretary of state. live coverage here on c-span the. c-span2. a bipartisan group of senators today will unveil immigration proposals at a news conference at 2:30 eastern with live coverage on c-span. this is ahead of a speech president obama will give on immigration policy tomorrow in las vegas. and wanted to tell you a little bit more about some of the new members of the 113th congress from massachusetts. democratic elizabeth warren, who defeated incumbent senator scott brown, was an early advocate for the formation of the consumer financial protection bureau and is the first woman to represent massachusetts in the senate. over in the house, joseph kennedy will represent the state's 4th district. he's the grandson of former u.s. attorney general and presidential nominee robert f. kennedy. ♪ ♪ >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this suffering. >> the white house is a bully pulpit, and you ought to take advantage of it. >> obesity in this coun
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Jan 28, 2013 11:00pm EST
luke messer of indiana is president of the republican national class. we will also be joined by john delaney from maryland and a member of the financial services committee and the former ceo of a publicly traded company. our guests also include the agreement council members who will discuss the influence of terrorist group in north africa. "washington journal" is live on c-span every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. you can count the times americans say we are the best country in the world. what a marvelously stupid thing to say. why do we have to believe that we are the best? what does that mean when might we have to assert it? we assert that all the time. what does it mean to other people to consume it? american information products will around the world. they reach people in every corner of the world. we teach them not to like us gratuitously. >> author and activist randall robinson taking your phone calls and e-mails and tweets sunday at noon on booktv on c-span2. >> next great discussion on stabilizing health care costs and improving outcomes. we will hear from practitioners and insure
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Jan 29, 2013 8:00pm EST
conformation of senator john kerry to be the next secretary of state. later we'll reair the health subcommittee hearing on the shortage of primary care physicians. >>> coming up onment next washington journal, a look at the newest push for immigration reform, secretary carlos, a member of the super pac republicans for immigration reform will be our guest. wednesday a hearing on reducing gun violence, retired astronaut marc kelly husband of gabby giffords will testify before the senate judiciary committee along with the national rifle association. live coverage starting at 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> one can't count the times that americans say we're the best country in the world. what a stupid thing to say. of all the countries in the world, everybody thinks that the country is pretty good. why do we have to believe that we're the best? what does that -- what does that mean? and why do we have to assert it all of the time? and what does it mean to other people who consume it? american. they go around the world so they are observed by people in every corner of the world. and we
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Jan 29, 2013 12:00pm EST
that your position will be in capable hands with our colleague and your former colleague, senator john kerry, who will serve as we confirm him in the next 24 hours as the 68th secretary of state. senator kerry has served in this senate in a distinguished amount of public service since 1985. he grew up traveling the world with his father in the foreign service. he fought in vietnam and was awarded the bronze and silver stars along with three purple hearts. i know he is going to build upon and continue the legacy and the extraordinary record of secretary clinton, and will enhance america's leadership in the world. i look forward to his speedy confirmation. madam president, i yield the floor. a senator: madam president? mr. rubio: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from florida. mr. rubio: let me begin by thanking the senior senator from florida a few moments ago made some very kind remarks about me and i appreciate them very much. let me say you're the best python hunter in the senate. those who don't know what i'm talking about can look it up in your newspaper accounts
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